Dec 31, 2009
We lost the Olympics (for now) but we assaulted the AC! gaining major exposure.
AC 33 on Multihulls was the main reason why the traditional monohull sailing community started talking and looking with more interest our speedy crafts.
IShares, the Tornado fiasco, the F18 numbers, and several other factors contributed to a high level of exposure. Nevertheless we must keep going as we need our spot in the Olympics back for 2016.
Remembering people that push forward for the sport like Pierre Sicouri, we are obligated to continue his legacy and keep the Multihull torch flaming.
Goods winds for 2010!
Dec 30, 2009
|Place||Sail No||Skipper||Sers Score||Race 2||Race 1|
Dec 24, 2009
Esteban Blando and I crewing "Lord Marstrom"
The Big T is still beachcat King, no matter what our ISAF friends decided.
In the year where we definitely lost Multihulls at the Olympics, a good reminder for all of us to keep going and have multis back for Rio 2016.
Good Xmas for all and a better 2010.
Dec 23, 2009
By ERIC SHARP
FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER
In 1876, Nathaniel Herreshoff entered a 33-foot catamaran called Amaryllis in a New York Yacht Club Centennial Regatta and scared the crap out of the yachting establishment by winning going away.
The radical boat, the first of its kind to race in the United States, was amazingly advanced, with touches like ball-and-socket joints at the end of the crossbeams that let the hulls ride the waves independently.After Herreshoff won the race for yachts under 36 feet, the anonymous writer who covered the event for the New York World described Amaryllis as “a nondescript, half-Catamaran , half-Balsa and wholly life-raft constructed by Mr. Herreshoff, of Providence” and that “whether ruled out by the judges or counted in, can justly claim to be the fastest thing of her inches under canvas that floats, and it is doubtful if there are any steamers of her size that could out-speed her in a straight reach with the wind abeam.”....
Read Full Article at Freep.com
Dec 22, 2009
Calambrone (Pisa) Italy , Sunday December 20, 2009
Report from Marco Radman - F18 ITA 23: "Ice and snow in Italy. But the races are ready in Calambrone !With polar temperature (never up to 2 °C during the day!) was sailed at the Circolo Vela Sunset Calambrone the 3rd day of the Winter Championship. It were sailed two race with wind from the east around 15 knots and a beautiful sun. In the first race wins De Grenet-Marzorati on Fava-Giannatempo and Ferrari-Poggetti at third.
Unlucky figure for Radman-Lai (they were not at the skipper meeting ...) who led the race, crossed the finish line after only two laps, but the race is on three laps (fallen into error also Ferrari-Poggetti but they restart soon)! In the second race Ferrari-Poggetti try and succeed in a splendid start on left tack which will manage well the race and win.
Second the goods Fava-Giannatempo that crossed the finish line at the photo finish on Radman-Lai third. In A-Class Farnesi won all two races, and in HC16 class the first was win by Pellegrini-Giacomelli, and the secon was win by Frassi-Querci.
Good idea made the races on three short laps. Good configuration for training and "temperature" of the crews. Thanks to the boys on the raft who managed the races well and many crews who came from outside although the weather was not particularly inviting.
I take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all F18 sailors!" Marco Radman
|1||Radman Marco, Lai Agostino, MATTIA F18||13||1||2||1||1||5||dnf||3|
|2||Villani Federico, Golfari Roberto, NACRA||29||4||5||4||6||7||4||6|
|3||Fava Paolo, Giannatempo Francesco, NACRA||32||2||3||3||dns||dns||2||2|
|4||Zucchi Alessio, Lorenzo Fantoni, CAPRICORN||38||3||1||2||10||2||dns||dns|
|5||Ugo Ferrari, Pietro Poggetti, NACRA||48||dns||dns||dns||3||1||3||1|
|6||Vano Nicola, Carpinelli Massimo, WILD CAT||49||8||4||5||dns||dns||5||7|
|7||Vignolini Marco, Colomo Guido, NACRA||49||5||6||6||4||8||dns||dns|
|8||Riccardo De Grenet, Claudio Marzorati, NACRA||50||dns||dns||dns||2||3||1||4|
|9||Del Bravo Alberto, Cangemi Rosario, TIGER||80||6||7||7||dns||dns||dns||dns|
|10||Bianucci Manolo, Vizzoni Giovanna, WILD CAT||85||9||8||8||dns||dns||dns||dns|
Dec 21, 2009
Photo www.eljonautico.com / Champs: Miguel Saubidet (one of Argentina´s best monohull Helmsmans) and Mariano Heuser
Photo www.eljonautico.com / AHPC Capricorn leading the Nacra bunch
Photo www.eljonautico.com / Several boats didn´t race, but it was a great championship
Photo www.eljonautico.com / Nice mast progression shot
Photo www.eljonautico.com / Myself crewing a class 'newbie' , he has a 17 feet local cat, now he will be part of the F18 for the next season..
Photo www.eljonautico.com / Nacras dominated by pure force, (although they have some of the best crews on board also) as local Caps couldn´t make it on time and we had too much absences.
Photo www.eljonautico.com / Starboard...
Photo www.eljonautico.com / One of the RCs , her crew are also newbies but they finished every regatta beyond some pitch poles in high winds
Photo www.eljonautico.com / Julito Saubidet covering his brother Miguel, the Saubidets are brothers in law with Santi Lange, besides being a traditional sailing family in Argentina
Photo www.eljonautico.com / Juan Faustín and Lucas Smith and the rest
Final tough sailing conditions for the C2, although it manages to end with a good "stress test" session!
We need more quality pics, (will ask Brett) but check the height of the freeboard at front beam level in the 1st pic, I think is higher than the Infusion...
Dec 19, 2009
The two brand new RC "South Cruiser" and their 1st raid
The previous version was heavier and with an 8mts mast, this 09 version is light as an F18 hull and also has 9mts mast, but 2,90wide platform, they are reporting 500% or more gain in low winds comparing the 06 version
This is the last time you see that tent over the tramp...check below
Hey! Those are Brazilian color Gennakers... jeje
Patagonia Argentina and two Custom Home and Hand Made Machines
Pablo Querol , pic taken by Felipe Tomassi (Pandiani´s partner at Cabo's Raid on those Hobies 21)
This landscapes awaits you down here!
More info pending, but this is the FINAL position after an AIR FRONT ROLL over the other Cruising cat 9mts mast after a 100km Tornado hit them asleep below the tramp... believe it or not.... that was a close call, they told me by cell phone today.
All these pics are poster Material! Surf style Cruising... and yes that's Wine... Classy South boys
I´m proud of the local F18 class, but I'm also proud of being able to provide these moments to cool clients and friends. Full report on Monday, these pics were received 20 mins ago!
Cruz Smith (With his brand new Infusion) with two bullets is leading the championship, he is wearing his "Estudiantes de la Plata" Tshirt, team that missed the glory today against Barcelona by 1 minute as they were 1-0 at 89th min!
In March 2007 we took the 1st F18 to Uruguay, (Argentina`s neighbor crossing Rio de la Plata)
Later that year we made a demo at the YCU Yacht Club Uruguayo, some were really interested and others were rather skeptical with the class (no cat racing there before too).
After we launch the class in Argentina in 08 and imported boats start coming in early 2009 the same skeptical people started to think again about the class, and some local monohull sailors gather with the YCU to import the firt fleet of Hobie Wildcats in South America.
5 Arg boats are racing and showing the newbies how its done, so is a good chance for the new F18 sailors in Uruguay to train against experienced sailors, and to you mister "B" , you owe me an apology! So watch out monohull sailors as the "beachcat" racing is here to stay.
Sadly I couldn`t be there with my F18 as I was delivering an RC16 in Patagonia (Rada Tilly), pics pending and also an incredible story of two RC 18 Cruisers in Puerto Madryn ...
1st Wildcat ride, the same for her crew...
Dec 9, 2009
Finally the New AHPC F18 was revealed at the Paris Boat Show, same event where the Wildcat made a public debut.
At 1st glance the boat resembles the Cap, but that was said about the Infusion and the Wildcat too! So AHPC 1st F18 was a trendsetter and the C2 is (to me) a fine evolution of the Capricorn.
More overall volume, a dead flat tramsom, cutout bow are more visible modifications from their previous F18. Also full carbon daggers and rudders gives the boat an even more "Pro" touch.
Also I like that Da-Kine strap! as mentioned some posts ago that was about the only feature I could criticize about the Cap.
So AHPC is showing their cards now to compete against the Infusions and the brand new Wildcats and Shockwaves. The F18 has several alternatives and its boat providers are showing total commitment with the class.
Again the F18 has proven to be the Perfect Formula. Congrats to AHPC for this new machine.
For more info contact:
2041 CK Zandvoort
Dec 8, 2009
I spent my entire teenage surfing, also reading Surfer and Surfing Mag for incredible pics and stories, now some years later I can watch this event live on the internet...
Dec 7, 2009
The F18 is replacing the T as the multihull in several Olympics Weeks, as the class is holding the torch right now for performance catamaran racing due to competitive fleets and a high number of participants in each Worlds also at continental and regional events.
|1||NED 1202||GUNNAR LARSEN/JERÖN VAN LEEUWEN||9||2||1||3||5||2|
|2||AUS 131||MITCH BOOTH/MIGUEL PEREZ||11||4||OCS||2||3||1|
|3||NED 952||BART DAMEN/JAAP STRAAKENBROEH||16||11||4||1||6||5|
|4||GER 210||FREDERIK KARLSSON/CHRISTIAN SACH||17||3||8||8||1||4|
|5||NED 21||JOHN MORET/MISHA DE MUNCK||25||5||12||10||2||7|
|6||FIN 6||MATTI NIEMINEN/SAMI EKBLAD||25||14||3||9||9||3|
|7||GER 164||HELGE SACH/ANDREAS LEICHER||26||1||2||7||16||OCS|
|8||ESP 7||BERNARDO BENITEZ/GUIO BONILLA||26||9||6||4||7||12|
|9||NED 1170||MARCEL DIKS/FRANK DE WAARD||35||12||11||6||12||6|
|10||GER 184||SÖNKE KÜHL/MAXIMILIAN SAID||37||8||7||11||DPG||11|
|11||SWE 43||MARTIN HALLSTEN/MALCOLM HANES||41||6||5||5||DNC||DNC|
|12||NOR 974||HANS ULRIK GRÜNERT/EIRIK GRAVDAL||44||DPG||9||OCS||4||OCS|
|13||FIN 2044||JANNE RIIHELÄ/JANI LEINONEN||45||10||13||14||15||8|
|14||GER 074||ROBERT SCHVETZ/SEBASTIAN KLAERNES||50||16||10||13||10||OCS|
|15||SWE 887||CHRISTIAN SÖNNERGAARD/LEIF LAISSON||56||17||19||12||11||15|
|16||GER 178||HAJO ALBRECHT/MATHIAS SCHRADER||57||13||16||15||17||13|
|17||FIN 1753||OKKO VAARA/TIMO LUUKKONEN||61||15||20||18||14||14|
|18||NED 1004||PATRICK LUSSENBURG/LENNART S||62||19||17||16||8||OCS|
|19||GER 1||THOMAS HANPT/HENNIG SCHMIDT||66||18||14||17||19||17|
|20||FIN 8||K RUUSKANEN/ESPOON PURSISEURA||70||21||18||DNC||20||9|
|21||ESP 1||RAMON SOSA/ANTHON ARUP||78||20||15||OCS||DPG||18|
|22||GER 1820||PETER MÜLLER/EVA MARTINY||80||DPG||OCS||DNC||21||10|
|23||FIN 1496||KARRI HELIÖ/NORA ESKOLA||82||DPG||OCS||OCS||18||16|